78 days Maternity Leave – its Importance!

In this post, I want to talk about the importance of the maternity leave SSS provides for its female members after giving birth.  60 days for normal delivery and 78 days for C-Section.

For both baby number 1 and number 2, I had a C-Section, so that automatically gave me 78 calendar days of maternity leave each.  Being a member entitles me that.  Another benefit is also being paid for the whole duration of the maternity leave, which is advanced by the company or the bank that I work for.  All I need to do is submit the required documents on time.

For a mom like me, this 78 days is very important.  In this period, I recover from giving birth or from the operation.  I regain my strength so I can take care of my newborn, which is no easy feat especially when you just underwent a major operation.  Aside from taking care of the baby, I need to take care of myself and my husband also.  And if you are a second time mother, you also need to take care of your firstborn. Supermom, is that you?

Being a breastfeeding mom, this is also the time I establish the bond between me and the baby.  Nursing as often as we could, all day and night we’re together.  Not only do I have to feed the baby and make him gain weight.  I also need to increase my milk supply so that I can store some milk before I go back to work, which is what I did.

And now, my 78 days is almost up.  On Monday, I will be going back to work.  Everything will change.  Adjustments need to be made again.

I’ll let you know soon!

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